Marek Magierowski, the Polish ambassador to Israel, responded to a publication of “Jewish Voice” magazine.
Mr Magierowski reacted to an op-ed published in “Jewish Voice” entitled “Examining Polish Culpability in the Holocaust.”
The Polish ambassador pointed out that the photograph used in the article was not taken in at the scene of a massacre in Jedwabne, northern Poland, but near the Nazi German concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, located in north-western Germany. In order to drive home his argument, he showed a screenshot from the archives of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Can Poland look honestly into its anti-Semitic past?https://t.co/CNmxt0n8xO@MorawieckiMat @VisegradSummit @HolocaustMuseum @Poland @antisemitism @CPG_USHMM @auschwitzxhibit @netanyahu @IsraeliPM @Israel @jedwabne @USEmbassyWarsaw @YisroelKatz @SecPompeo— theJewish Voice (@JewishVoice) February 27, 2019
Can @JewishVoice look honestly into its slanderous manipulation? The picture was taken in Bergen-Belsen, not in Jedwabne. It is beyond the pale how shamelessly you rewrite history. @AJC_CE @WorldJewishCong @DavidHarrisAJC @AvitalLeibovich @HolocaustMuseum @AuschwitzMuseum pic.twitter.com/AYWgGqeQtA— Marek Magierowski (@mmagierowski) February 28, 2019
Mr Magierowski tagged Jewish organisations and institutions maintaining the memory of the Holocaust. David Harris from the American Jewish Congress agreed that the Polish ambassador “is right to be angry,” and added that “Jewish voice” should apologise and remove the photographs as soon as possible.
Amb. @mmagierowski is right to be angry.— David Harris (@DavidHarrisAJC) February 28, 2019
Discuss complexities of Polish-Jewish ties, incl. fate of Jedwabne’s Jews? Yes.
Publish photo of 1000s of Jews murdered in Nazi German death camp, as if they were killed by Poles? No!@JewishVoice should apologize & remove photo ASAP. https://t.co/hvtmc3NnwR